Local Schools Win Palmetto Gold, Silver

The S.C. Department of Education recognized 622 schools last week as recipients of the 2012-2013 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards, including seven area Richland 2 schools and two Fairfield County schools. The schools received honors for either General Performance or Closing the Achievement Gap, or both.

In Richland 2, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary, Blythewood Middle School and Lake Carolina Elementary earned gold in both categories. Blythewood High School, Bookman Road Elementary and Round Top Elementary earned gold and Langford Elementary earned silver in General Performance.

In the Fairfield County School District, Fairfield Central High School earned silver and the Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science earned gold in General Performance. This is the second straight year that these two schools have received either a Palmetto Gold or Silver award, the School District said.